For the second year in a row, I played the part of a chicken during the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk at the Wicomico County Fair. In this race, the participants try to beat the “chicken” to win a chicken dinner from the Lions Club’s five-foot fry pan. This year, we had a female … More Take two as a chicken at the Chase the Chicken 3K
For the second year, I’ll be dressing up as a chicken to take part in the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk at the Wicomico County Fair. Most participants are encouraged to dress up in farmer or egg costumes, but I’m one of the chickens that people will be chasing during the run. I did … More Want to race me as a chicken? Run the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk!
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run a lot of races, but before last weekend, I’d never done one in a chicken costume. The Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk was held on Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of the Wicomico County Fair at WinterPlace Park. I work for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, which partnered with … More Chase the Chicken 3K: What it was like to run as a ‘chicken’
Follow @vanessajunkin Cluck! Cluck! The Wicomico County Fair is getting a fun new addition with the inaugural Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk. And I get to have a fun role at this race — as one of the two “chickens” runners will be aiming to beat! When I’m not a runner — or a … More Chase the Chicken 3K: Looking forward to being a ‘chicken!’
Follow @vanessajunkin I didn’t have the fastest time at the On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K, but I did have a delicious time. Sticking with the bacon theme, I had bacon before, during and after the race. I also wore a tank that said “I’m already planning what I’m going to eat … More Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K
I’d choose a run over rum anyway, so I certainly had fun at the I Thought They Said RUM Free 5K Fun Run. … More ‘I Thought They Said RUM’ FREE 5K Fun Run: Fun name, fun race
Follow @vanessajunkin I’m going to be running across the world. But before I mislead you, I’m not going to run all 24,901 miles. I am one of thousands taking part in a running and fundraising effort called If Girls Ran the World, and we will aim to, in total, run 24,901 miles during the month of October as we raise … More I’m running across (part of) the world for Girls on the Run International!
Follow @vanessajunkin When I decided to run in Ocean City, I thought it would be hot. I thought it would be sweaty. I didn’t think it would be scary. I parked in the free parking lot in West Ocean City and decided to run over the Harry W. Kelley Memorial Bridge, commonly known as the Route 50 … More A summer evening run in Ocean City – with a little scare
Follow @vanessajunkin Pokemon are everywhere, and so are people playing Pokemon Go. I’ve even been using the app for marketing, posting pictures of Pokemon that showed up at county parks or for the Eastern Shore Running Club group run. I was never into Pokemon, but I downloaded Pokemon Go because I was being interviewed about the app … More I caught 22 Pokemon on a 5K fun run
We heard “Go,” and with that, my fellow beer mile competitors and I each started drinking our first beer of the race. A handful of us were attempting the beer mile this morning, July 3. It involves running a mile and drinking four beers — one before the first lap and one each after laps one, … More The Beer Mile